Blackjack, which is also commonly known as 21, is a popular card game that has been around in one form or another for hundreds of years. Nowadays it is one of the most played games at casinos around the world. This does not just include the traditional land-based casinos, but also online casinos. Almost all online casinos offer at least one version of Blackjack and many online casinos have gone further and added different versions of the game as a live casino game.

Live casino games are played from one’s computer or mobile device but instead of playing a virtual game whereby the computer is the dealer, the dealer is in fact a real person and the game is played in real time. Live Blackjack games enhance the player’s experience as it is reminiscent of a Blackjack game taking place in a land-based casino. Many of the online casinos that offer live Blackjack games are open to players in the USA. Players in the USA should note, however, that it is important to find a reputable online casino that protects the player’s personal and banking details.

How to Play Live Blackjack

There are many different versions of Live Blackjack available at the numerous online casinos, each with their own rule variations, however, there is a base set of rules of the game. Many software developing companies have created their own unique versions of live Blackjack which generally follow the same standard rules but with an added twist. Beginners to the game should stick to the standard live Blackjack games but Blackjack veterans may find the alternative versions an appealing challenge.

The standard rules of live Blackjack include that the player is not competing against other players at the table. Instead each player is competing individually against the dealer. The dealer will hand out two cards to the player, both face up. The Dealer himself will also get two cards, one is face up and the other face down. The player then has a chance to place bets. There will be buttons on the computer screen from which the player will select whether to hit, stand, double, split or surrender.

The aim of the game is for the player to have a final score of 21 points or as close to 21 points as possible without exceeding the value. The player will win if his score is higher than the dealer’s score while still being equal to or under the value of 21 point

Features of Live Blackjack

Live Blackjack has a number of features that the virtual Blackjack games do not offer. Firstly, in a live Blackjack game the player is able to see the dealer via a live stream as well as the table and the action of him dealing the cards. Secondly, not only can the player see the dealer, but it is also possible to communicate with the dealer in real time. The communication occurs via a live chat which is available on the computer screen. The live chat also makes it possible for the player to communicate with other players at the same table no matter where they are in the world. This is similar to how they would communicate with other players at a land-based casino.